Trade, Economics & Investment

Taiwan and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): An Australian Perspective (PDF)

TPP: A New Foundation for Asia-Pacific Growth in the Twenty-First Century (PDF)

Winning the Away Game (joint project with ANZ, PWC and IE) (PDF)

Australia's Jobs Future (joint project with Asialink) (PDF)

TPP: Free Trade Architecture to Boost Global Growth (PDF)

Study to Increase the Competitiveness in food, agriculture and forestry sectors in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV) for the Asian Development Bank (2012-2013)

Trade Negotiations training for DFAT graduates. Practical course on ‘The World Trading System’ on the methods and practices of a multilateral trade negotiation, for DFAT (2013)

Research paper, Capacity building for a 10% improvement in APEC supply chain performance by 2015, for the Australian APEC Study Centre, funded by AusAID (2012-2013)

Investment Facilitation and Technical Assistance for Newer ASEAN Members, for the ASEAN Secretariat and the AANZFTA Support Unit (2012-2013);

Assessing Australia’s Trade and Investment with Asia, for the Business Council of Australia (2011); (PDF)

Aggregate Measurement of Trade Transaction Costs Reduction in APEC 2007-2010 (2011); (PDF)

Study on the importance of embodied services in trade, for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) (2010); (PDF)

Analysis of Recent Developments in Regional and Bilateral Agreements, submission to the Productivity Commission Review of Regional and Bilateral Agreements for Australian Business (2010); (PDF)

Research and Analysis of Technical Data and Regulatory Requirements for Services Trade in Selected APEC Economies, for the APEC Study Centre, funded by DFAT (2010);

Research Study on Reducing Trade Transactions Costs for APEC Economies under APEC’s Second Trade Facilitation Action Plan (TFAPII), for the APEC Policy Support Unit, funded by APEC (2009-10);

Feasibility Study of an ASEAN MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement (ASEAN Secretariat), funded by the Asian Development Bank (2009-2010);

Trade and investment policy settings for Australian business: submission to the Australian Government Review of Export Policies and Programs (2009); (PDF)

Independent Expert Peer Review of Malaysia’s progress towards the APEC Osaka Actions Agenda on trade and investment liberalisation, for the APEC Secretariat (2008/09); (PDF)

A Background Paper for the Strategic Plan of Action on ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (2005 – 2009); (PDF)

Feasibility Study of an Australia-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement, a Joint study with the Korean Institute for International Economic Policy, for DFAT (2008); (PDF)

Study to Canvass the Requirements of a Mining Policy Framework for Mongolia to Enhance Investment, Economic Freedom and Democratic Governance, for World Growth (2008); (PDF)

Research Report on Foreign Direct Investment and the Increasing Cost of Regulation in Australia (2008); (PDF)

Review of Taxation and Mining in Mongolia Using International Best Practice Analysis, for World Growth (2008); (PDF)

Report to Address Key Policy Issues for the Mongolian Government on Taxation and Regulatory Regimes in Commercial Mining, for World Growth (2008). (PDF)


Environment AND RESOURCES

An Opportunity at Risk? - Asia’s burgeoning agriculture markets (PDF)

Fossil Fuels A Sound Investment in a Growing World (PDF)

The Economic Contribution of Indonesia’s Forest-Based Industries (2011); (PDF)

The Economic Contribution of Indonesia’s Forest-Based Industries - Report Annex (2011) (PDF)

Mixed Species: Assessing FSC’s ‘Mixed Source’ Certification (2011); (PDF)

The Economic Benefits of Palm Oil in Papua New Guinea (2011); (PDF)

Forestry Certification – Sustainability, Governance and Risk (2011); (PDF)

A ‘REDD+iness’ program for Papua New Guinea: A strategy to promote sustainability and growth, for the PNG Forest Industries Association (2010); (PDF)

Audit of Greenpeace Reports on the Forestry Operations of Sinar Mas / Asia Pulp and Paper, for Asia Pulp and Paper, Indonesia (2010); (PDF)

Conformity assessment of the Uruguay Forest Certification Scheme (UFCS) against Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC), for UFCS / PEFC (2010); (PDF)

Low Carbon Growth Plan for Australia: A critique of the Report by ClimateWorks Australia, (2010); (PDF)

Economic Assessment of Land-Use Options in Papua New Guinea, for the PNG Forest Industries Association (2009); (PDF)

Implementation of a Pilot Timber Legality Traceability Verification (TLTV) and Chain of Custody (CoC) standard for harvested timber in Papua New Guinea, for the International Tropical Timber Organisation and PNG Forest Industries Association (2009); (PDF)

Communications and Policy Advocacy to Support Safeguard Provision on Imported Pork Products and Pig Meat, for Australian Business (2008); (PDF)

Conformity assessment of the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) against Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC), for ATFS / PEFC (2008); (PDF)

Development and Delivery of an Industry - Donor Roundtable between the PNG Forest Industries Association and the European Commission for AusAID, USAID, NZAP and CIDA (2007); (PDF)

Review of the Economic Impact Assessment of Gunns’ Proposed Development of a Wood Pulp Plant in Bell Bay, Tasmania for the Tasmanian State Government (2007); (PDF)

Audit of Greenpeace Reports in Papua New Guinea, for Rimbunan Hijau (PNG) Group (2006); (PDF)

Economic Assessment of the Forest Industry in Papua New Guinea, for Rimbunan Hijau (PNG) Group (2006); (PDF)

Research Paper on the World Bank and Forestry in Papua New Guinea, for PNG Forestry Industry (2006); (PDF)

Sustaining Australia's wheat export markets: Report on the Gradual Reform of the Single Desk Policy in the Australian Wheat Board, for the Australian Wheat Board (2006); (PDF)

Conformity Assessment of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) against Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC), for SFI / PEFC (2005); (PDF)

Evaluation and Assessment of the Cerflor – Brazilian Forest Certification Scheme Against the Requirements of the PEFC Council, for the PEFC council (2005). (PDF)


AID AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Capacity building program to facilitate a 10% improvement in supply chain performance connectivity across APEC economies by 2015, for the Australian APEC Study Centre, funded by the AusAID (2013)

Food security and sustainable agricultural development in APEC developing economies, for the AusAID Public Sector Linkages Program (2013)

Facilitating trade & improving supply chain connectivity in ASEAN economies via good regulatory practice affecting ports & terminals, for the AusAID Public Sector Linkages Program (2012-2013)

Study to Increase the Competitiveness in food, agriculture and forestry sectors in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV) for the Asian Development Bank (2012-2013);

Program and Activity Development Assistance for the ASEAN Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II and AusAID, Jakarta (2011)

Study on Enhancing Implementation of ASEAN Agreements in Goods, Services and Investment, for the ASEAN Secretariat, funded by the AusAID AADCPII program (2010);

Training Course for Iraqi Trade officials, on Opportunities and Threats from Accession for WTO and Iraq, for Austraining, funded by AusAID (2010);

Training Course for officials from APEC developing countries on Improving supply chain connectivity across APEC, for the Australian APEC Study Centre, funded by AusAID (2010);

Program to Strengthen the Capacity of the ASEAN Secretariat in Regional Economic Integration and Policy Dialogue, Study for the ASEAN Secretariat, funded by the ADB (2009-2010);

Trade Analysis and Reform Project (TARP) to Enhance Trade Policy Analysis and Research on WTO and FTAs in the Mekong Region, in association with Cardno Acil, funded by AusAID (2005 – 2008);

Program to Strengthen the Capacity of Vietnam’s Agriculture Sector to Integrate into the Global Economy, for the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), funded by AusAID (2004 – 2006);

Managing Contractor of the Indonesian Technical Assistance Management Facility (TAMF) to enhance capacity in economic governance, funded by AusAID (2001 – 2003);

Enhancing the Capacity of the Lao PDR to Participate in the Global Trading System and to Accede to the World Trade Organisation, program funded by AusAID and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) (1997-2002).